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Nebraska Mother Who Helped Daughter Obtain Abortion Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

HeadlineSep 25, 2023

In Nebraska, a woman who pleaded guilty to helping her 17-year-old daughter obtain abortion pills, and then helping her dispose of the fetus, was sentenced to two years in prison Friday. Jessica Burgess admitted in July to helping with the abortion when her daughter, Celeste, was 29 weeks pregnant in April 2022. At the time, Nebraska still allowed abortions up to 20 weeks. Celeste Burgess had already received a 90-day sentence after taking a plea deal and was released from jail in early September.

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